KTU Exams To Run On Open Source Software
For the first semester examinations, the university is planning to use a proprietary, Microsoft, software.
Only the hardware and software mechanism of the examination system have been outsourced.
Meanwhile, the examination system of the KTU had come in for criticism from employees and students group, which accused the University of outsourcing the examinations to private firms.
According to the university only three companies India have the software which is required for the platform.
The university floated tenders wherein these three companies took part and the contract was awarded to the most competitive of costs.
Design and tender evaluation of bids were done by 11 member expert team.